If CES shows us anything it’s that consumer robots aren’t exciting, they’re appliances. But it’s exciting that we have a growing field of consumer robots, smart devices and appliances. According to the IFR, the International Federation of Robotics, the consumer robot segment is the smallest robotics segment but it has the greatest potential for growth, in spite of very low margins. The IFR predicts a huge increase in unit sales over the next three years. Funds like Grishin Robotics and accelerators like TechStars, Bolt and Haxlr8r are blurring the line between consumer electronics and consumer robotics. Today Grishin announced their latest investment in Petnet, a smart pet feeder, which has just closed a $1.125 million seed round.